Period
to 13 December 2018

The following table provides summary statistics for contract job vacancies advertised in the West Midlands with a requirement for Integration Testing skills. Included is a benchmarking guide to the contractor rates offered in vacancies that have cited Integration Testing over the 6 months to 13 December 2018 with a comparison to the same period in the previous 2 years.

Note that daily and hourly rates are treated separately in these statistics. When calculating contractor rate percentiles, daily rates are never derived from quoted hourly rates or vice versa.

Integration Testing
England > West Midlands
6 months to
13 Dec 2018
Same period 2017 Same period 2016
Rank 118 113 166
Rank change year-on-year -5 +53 -38
Contract jobs citing Integration Testing 94 77 47
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in the West Midlands 1.81% 1.57% 0.79%
As % of the Processes & Methodologies category 2.09% 1.87% 0.93%
Number of daily rates quoted 35 39 32
West Midlands median daily rate £370 £400 £363
Median daily rate % change year-on-year -7.50% +10.34% +20.83%
10th Percentile £305 £286 £264
90th Percentile £488 £541 £470
England median daily rate £465 £448 £400
% change year-on-year +3.91% +11.88% +5.96%
Number of hourly rates quoted 10 10 0
West Midlands median hourly rate £22.50 £18.20 -
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year +23.61% - -
England median hourly rate £35.00 £32.50 £48.50
% change year-on-year +7.69% -32.99% +21.25%

Integration Testing is in the Processes and Methodologies category. The following table is for comparison with the above and provides summary statistics for all contract job vacancies advertised in the West Midlands with a requirement for process or methodology skills.

All Process and Methodology Skills
West Midlands
Contract vacancies with a requirement for process or methodology skills 4,501 4,119 5,033
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in the West Midlands 86.61% 83.87% 84.50%
Number of daily rates quoted 2,775 2,646 3,015
West Midlands median daily rate £425 £400 £400
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +6.25% - +6.67%
10th Percentile £269 £240 £250
90th Percentile £575 £548 £550
England median daily rate £475 £450 £425
% change year-on-year +5.56% +5.88% -
Number of hourly rates quoted 149 144 150
West Midlands median hourly rate £15.86 £25.00 £18.00
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year -36.56% +38.89% -10.00%
10th Percentile £10.98 £11.37 £10.61
90th Percentile £43.75 £48.75 £40.03
England median hourly rate £22.00 £24.69 £22.84
% change year-on-year -10.88% +8.10% +3.80%

Integration Testing
Job Vacancy Trend in the West Midlands

Job postings citing Integration Testing as a percentage of all IT jobs advertised in the West Midlands.

Job vacancy trend for Integration Testing in the West Midlands

Integration Testing
Contractor Daily Rate Trend in the West Midlands

This chart provides the 3-month moving average for daily rates quoted in contract jobs citing Integration Testing in the West Midlands.

Contractor daily rate trend for Integration Testing in the West Midlands

Integration Testing
Contractor Daily Rate Histogram in the West Midlands

The daily rate distribution of IT jobs citing Integration Testing in the West Midlands over the 6 months to 13 December 2018.

Contractor daily rate histogram for Integration Testing in the West Midlands

Integration Testing
Contractor Hourly Rate Trend in the West Midlands

This chart provides the 3-month moving average for contractor hourly rates quoted in IT jobs citing Integration Testing in the West Midlands.

Contractor hourly rate trend for Integration Testing in the West Midlands

Integration Testing
Contractor Hourly Rate Histogram in the West Midlands

The hourly rate distribution of IT jobs citing Integration Testing in the West Midlands over the 6 months to 13 December 2018.

Contractor hourly rate histogram for Integration Testing in the West Midlands

Integration Testing
Contract Job Locations in the West Midlands

The table below looks at the demand and provides a guide to the median contractor rates quoted in IT jobs citing Integration Testing within the West Midlands region over the 6 months to 13 December 2018. The 'Rank Change' column provides an indication of the change in demand within each location based on the same 6 month period last year.

Location Rank Change
on Same Period
Last Year
Matching
Contract
IT Job Ads
Median
Daily Rate
Past 6 Months
Median Daily Rate
% Change
on Same Period
Last Year
Live
Job
Vacancies
Shropshire -27 38 £350 -35.19% 1
Birmingham +5 19 £438 +9.38% 6
Warwickshire +10 10 £500 +33.33% 4
Coventry -21 3 £350 +9.38% 2
Solihull +4 2 £456 - 3
Walsall -5 1 £325 -
Wolverhampton -7 1 - -
Kingswinford - 1 - -
Staffordshire - 1 £388 -
Integration Testing
England

For the 6 months to 13 December 2018, IT contractor jobs citing Integration Testing also mentioned the following skills in order of popularity. The figures indicate the absolute number co-occurrences and as a proportion of all contract job ads across the West Midlands region with a requirement for Integration Testing.

1 36 (38.30%) SQL
2 28 (29.79%) Agile Software Development
3 25 (26.60%) Windows
4 24 (25.53%) Java
5 20 (21.28%) Oracle
5 20 (21.28%) XML
5 20 (21.28%) Microsoft
6 19 (20.21%) Unix
7 16 (17.02%) Test Scripting
8 14 (14.89%) Continuous Integration
8 14 (14.89%) Unit Testing
8 14 (14.89%) Jenkins
8 14 (14.89%) Line Management
8 14 (14.89%) Data Centre
9 13 (13.83%) Confluence
10 12 (12.77%) RESTful
10 12 (12.77%) Coaching
10 12 (12.77%) User Acceptance Testing
10 12 (12.77%) Spring
10 12 (12.77%) Configuration Management
10 12 (12.77%) ISEB
10 12 (12.77%) C#
11 11 (11.70%) SAP
11 11 (11.70%) SOAP
11 11 (11.70%) Service Delivery
11 11 (11.70%) REST
11 11 (11.70%) Test Automation
11 11 (11.70%) System Integration Testing
11 11 (11.70%) Spring Boot
12 10 (10.64%) Kubernetes

Integration Testing
Co-occurring IT Skills in the West Midlands by Category

The follow tables expand on the table above by listing co-occurrences grouped by category. The same job type, locality and period is covered with up to 20 co-occurrences shown in each of the following categories:

Application Platforms
1 13 (13.83%) Confluence
2 5 (5.32%) Blackberry Enterprise Server
2 5 (5.32%) WebLogic
3 4 (4.26%) Exchange Server 2010
3 4 (4.26%) Exchange Server 2013
3 4 (4.26%) MS Exchange
4 2 (2.13%) Apache Airflow
4 2 (2.13%) SharePoint
5 1 (1.06%) SAS
Applications
1 1 (1.06%) Microsoft Excel
1 1 (1.06%) Microsoft Office
Business Applications
1 7 (7.45%) Dynamics CRM
2 4 (4.26%) SAP CO
2 4 (4.26%) SAP FI
2 4 (4.26%) SAP FI/CO
2 4 (4.26%) SAP PS
3 3 (3.19%) Remedy ITSM
4 2 (2.13%) SAP FI-CA
4 2 (2.13%) SAP PSCD
5 1 (1.06%) SAP MM
5 1 (1.06%) SAP SRM
Cloud Services
1 8 (8.51%) Microsoft Azure
2 6 (6.38%) Azure Data Factory
2 6 (6.38%) Dynamics 365
3 5 (5.32%) Slack
4 2 (2.13%) Amazon AWS
4 2 (2.13%) Google Cloud Platform
4 2 (2.13%) Office 365
5 1 (1.06%) Boomi
5 1 (1.06%) Cloud Computing
Communications & Networking
1 3 (3.19%) MPLS
1 3 (3.19%) SSL
2 2 (2.13%) DWDM
2 2 (2.13%) Internet
2 2 (2.13%) SNMP
3 1 (1.06%) Cisco ASA
3 1 (1.06%) Firewall
3 1 (1.06%) LAN
3 1 (1.06%) Network Security
3 1 (1.06%) VoIP
3 1 (1.06%) VPN
3 1 (1.06%) WAN
Database & Business Intelligence
1 9 (9.57%) MongoDB
1 9 (9.57%) SQL Server
2 6 (6.38%) Azure SQL Database
2 6 (6.38%) Oracle Database
2 6 (6.38%) Oracle Database 11g
3 4 (4.26%) Oracle Database 12c
4 1 (1.06%) Base SAS
4 1 (1.06%) Data Lake
4 1 (1.06%) NoSQL
4 1 (1.06%) Oracle Reports
Development Applications
1 14 (14.89%) Jenkins
2 10 (10.64%) Visual Studio
3 9 (9.57%) Git (software)
3 9 (9.57%) JIRA
3 9 (9.57%) Selenium
3 9 (9.57%) SoapUI
4 8 (8.51%) JMeter
5 6 (6.38%) HP UFT
6 5 (5.32%) Burp Suite
6 5 (5.32%) LoadRunner
6 5 (5.32%) Visual Studio Team System
7 4 (4.26%) Toad
8 2 (2.13%) Cucumber
8 2 (2.13%) JUnit
8 2 (2.13%) Subversion
8 2 (2.13%) Vagrant
9 1 (1.06%) Eclipse
9 1 (1.06%) Maven
9 1 (1.06%) SpecFlow
General
1 9 (9.57%) Finance
2 4 (4.26%) Back Office
2 4 (4.26%) Legal
2 4 (4.26%) Telecoms
3 2 (2.13%) Automotive
4 1 (1.06%) Games
4 1 (1.06%) Marketing
Job Titles
1 31 (32.98%) Developer
2 18 (19.15%) Analyst
3 16 (17.02%) Test Analyst
4 12 (12.77%) Java Developer
5 11 (11.70%) Test Engineer
6 8 (8.51%) Infrastructure Engineer
7 6 (6.38%) C# Programmer
7 6 (6.38%) PL/SQL Developer
7 6 (6.38%) Programmer
7 6 (6.38%) SQL Developer
8 5 (5.32%) Agile Test Analyst
8 5 (5.32%) Applications Developer
8 5 (5.32%) C# Developer
8 5 (5.32%) Consultant
8 5 (5.32%) IT Engineer
8 5 (5.32%) IT Infrastructure Engineer
8 5 (5.32%) SAP Consultant
8 5 (5.32%) Test Manager
9 4 (4.26%) Azure Developer
9 4 (4.26%) SQL Analyst
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 20 (21.28%) XML
2 12 (12.77%) RESTful
2 12 (12.77%) Spring
3 11 (11.70%) REST
3 11 (11.70%) SOAP
3 11 (11.70%) Spring Boot
4 7 (7.45%) JSON
5 6 (6.38%) JSON Schema
5 6 (6.38%) XSD
6 5 (5.32%) CSS
6 5 (5.32%) HTML
7 2 (2.13%) Gherkin
7 2 (2.13%) Java SE
7 2 (2.13%) Swagger
7 2 (2.13%) Vue.js
8 1 (1.06%) JPA
8 1 (1.06%) RabbitMQ
8 1 (1.06%) Ruby on Rails
8 1 (1.06%) Taurus
8 1 (1.06%) XSLT
Miscellaneous
1 14 (14.89%) Data Centre
2 10 (10.64%) Fat Client
2 10 (10.64%) Thin Client
3 5 (5.32%) Analytical Skills
3 5 (5.32%) Blackberry
4 3 (3.19%) Mobile App
5 2 (2.13%) Algorithms
5 2 (2.13%) CCTV
5 2 (2.13%) Fintech
5 2 (2.13%) Greenfield Project
5 2 (2.13%) Management Information System
5 2 (2.13%) Self-Motivation
6 1 (1.06%) Mainframe
Operating Systems
1 25 (26.60%) Windows
2 19 (20.21%) Unix
3 9 (9.57%) Windows Server
4 6 (6.38%) Linux
5 5 (5.32%) Windows 10
5 5 (5.32%) Windows 7
6 1 (1.06%) VME
Processes & Methodologies
1 28 (29.79%) Agile Software Development
2 16 (17.02%) Test Scripting
3 14 (14.89%) Continuous Integration
3 14 (14.89%) Line Management
3 14 (14.89%) Unit Testing
4 12 (12.77%) Coaching
4 12 (12.77%) Configuration Management
4 12 (12.77%) User Acceptance Testing
5 11 (11.70%) Service Delivery
5 11 (11.70%) System Integration Testing
5 11 (11.70%) Test Automation
6 10 (10.64%) Customer Requirements
6 10 (10.64%) Waterfall
7 9 (9.57%) Change Management
7 9 (9.57%) ETL
7 9 (9.57%) ITIL
7 9 (9.57%) Microservices
7 9 (9.57%) MVC
8 8 (8.51%) Asset Management
8 8 (8.51%) Infrastructure Engineering
Programming Languages
1 36 (38.30%) SQL
2 24 (25.53%) Java
3 12 (12.77%) C#
4 9 (9.57%) VB
5 8 (8.51%) PL/SQL
5 8 (8.51%) Ruby
6 6 (6.38%) JavaScript
7 5 (5.32%) ANSI SQL
7 5 (5.32%) PowerShell
7 5 (5.32%) VBScript
8 4 (4.26%) ABAP
9 2 (2.13%) Java 8
9 2 (2.13%) Python
10 1 (1.06%) C++
10 1 (1.06%) T-SQL
Qualifications
1 12 (12.77%) ISEB
2 10 (10.64%) ISTQB
3 8 (8.51%) ISTQB Foundation Certification
4 7 (7.45%) MCSE
4 7 (7.45%) Microsoft Certification
5 5 (5.32%) Degree
5 5 (5.32%) ITIL Foundation Certificate
5 5 (5.32%) MCP
6 3 (3.19%) BPSS Clearance
6 3 (3.19%) Computer Science Degree
6 3 (3.19%) ITIL Certification
7 2 (2.13%) Numerate Degree
7 2 (2.13%) Oracle Certification
7 2 (2.13%) Security Cleared
8 1 (1.06%) APMP
8 1 (1.06%) CCA
8 1 (1.06%) ISEB Practitioner
8 1 (1.06%) OCA
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 5 (5.32%) Data Quality
1 5 (5.32%) QA
1 5 (5.32%) WCAG
2 4 (4.26%) IFRS
System Software
1 10 (10.64%) Docker
1 10 (10.64%) Hyper-V
1 10 (10.64%) Microsoft App-V
2 9 (9.57%) VMware Workstation
3 7 (7.45%) VMware Infrastructure
4 6 (6.38%) Active Directory
5 5 (5.32%) Terminal Services
6 4 (4.26%) VMware ESXi
Systems Management
1 10 (10.64%) Kubernetes
1 10 (10.64%) SCCM
1 10 (10.64%) WSUS
2 5 (5.32%) Nessus
2 5 (5.32%) SafeCom
3 4 (4.26%) McAfee ePO
3 4 (4.26%) vCenter Server
4 2 (2.13%) Ansible
4 2 (2.13%) Terraform
5 1 (1.06%) HP ALM
Vendors
1 20 (21.28%) Microsoft
1 20 (21.28%) Oracle
2 11 (11.70%) SAP
3 10 (10.64%) Wyse
4 9 (9.57%) VMware
5 7 (7.45%) HP
6 6 (6.38%) Cisco
7 5 (5.32%) webMethods
8 4 (4.26%) McAfee
8 4 (4.26%) NetApp
9 3 (3.19%) BMC
9 3 (3.19%) Remedy
10 2 (2.13%) Google
11 1 (1.06%) Dell
11 1 (1.06%) IBM
11 1 (1.06%) IBM Sterling
11 1 (1.06%) Sitecore